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L A Johnson commented on Charlie Bermant's blog post 'CSNY's History Lesson'
"All good points. The DVD is far too short and no reason why we haven't got a polished up version of the Wembley film. Young was at the top of his game - 69-79 he was peerless. Nash built a career out of this band and has fostered a lot of the…"
Jul 9
A blog post by Charlie Bermant was featured

CSNY's History Lesson

The media churn around the archival release of Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young’s new live box set, invites backlash from the uninitiated, who could perceive this as yet another sad attempt for over-the-hill musicians and audiences to recapture their glory days by strip mining the musical past in a way that only serves to showcase the old weeds in a brand new pipe. As if that were a bad thing.But CSNY 1974, released this week,  is the real deal. Those born after the fact need to know this is not…See More
Jul 9
RP N10 commented on Charlie Bermant's blog post 'CSNY's History Lesson'
"Having now listened to it end to end on a long journey, the first reactions are: 1)  Neil towers over the rest of the band as a performer as a songwriter as a living musician. 2)  My memory wasn't playing tricks - Don't Be Denied…"
Jul 7
RP N10 commented on Charlie Bermant's blog post 'CSNY's History Lesson'
"Nice piece. I didn't miss 1974 and saw them with Joni Mitchell, The Band and Jessie Colin Young at the old Wembley Stadium for £3.50 (which will now get you 2/3 of a pint if beer at the Shepherds Bush Empire). It was one of those shows…"
Jul 6
Charlie Bermant posted a blog post

CSNY's History Lesson

The media churn around the archival release of Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young’s new live box set, invites backlash from the uninitiated, who could perceive this as yet another sad attempt for over-the-hill musicians and audiences to recapture their glory days by strip mining the musical past in a way that only serves to showcase the old weeds in a brand new pipe. As if that were a bad thing.But CSNY 1974, released this week,  is the real deal. Those born after the fact need to know this is not…See More
Jul 6
Chip Saam commented on Charlie Bermant's blog post 'Simon Townshend Proves Who He Is'
"Nice write-up Charlie.  Simon played here in Ann Arbor several weeks back but unfortunately I was out of town.  I am a huge fan of his records and feel he doesn't get a fair shake because of the "famous sibling rule". …"
May 5
TenLayers commented on Charlie Bermant's blog post 'Simon Townshend Proves Who He Is'
"He came through town the other night…at my usual bar…and this place has the tiniest of stages/audience area you can imagine.  I was having a couple of beers before I had to be somewhere else so I was able to listen to his first…"
May 1
A blog post by Charlie Bermant was featured

Simon Townshend Proves Who He Is

If not for the Who, Simon Townsend wouldn't be here, nor would we. Even so, this 53-year-old singer presented an evening's worth of original, acoustically played songs that have little to do with the Fatherband, although some of them would be at home in the large format. (If the Who provided the onramp to Townsend-the-Younger's music, the road itself is his own.)As an ancillary member of the Who, Townsend is one of four on stage who is not Roger Daltrey or his brother Pete, nor those who…See More
May 1
Charlie Bermant posted a blog post

Simon Townshend Proves Who He Is

If not for the Who, Simon Townsend wouldn't be here, nor would we. Even so, this 53-year-old singer presented an evening's worth of original, acoustically played songs that have little to do with the Fatherband, although some of them would be at home in the large format. (If the Who provided the onramp to Townsend-the-Younger's music, the road itself is his own.)As an ancillary member of the Who, Townsend is one of four on stage who is not Roger Daltrey or his brother Pete, nor those who…See More
Apr 28
Ron Myhr commented on Charlie Bermant's blog post 'Neil Young's Pono-graphic Priesthood'
"It's easy to create flac files from CDs -- use a utility like dBpoweramp (strange name and I can never remember where the caps are supposed to be, but it really is the best, and the basic version is free) to rip the CDs and you have your choice…"
Mar 20
Joe Gorfinkle commented on Charlie Bermant's blog post 'Neil Young's Pono-graphic Priesthood'
"FYI FLAC has been around for a while..ask a Phish or Dead fan.."
Mar 20
Joe Gorfinkle commented on Charlie Bermant's blog post 'Neil Young's Pono-graphic Priesthood'
"Pono is just a way to get it started. FLAC is the real  thing of importance and getting Record companies to sell in FLAC format. You can already get FLAC transcoding software and players for Mac and Windows...if you have a home recording rig…"
Mar 20
Easy Ed commented on Charlie Bermant's blog post 'Neil Young's Pono-graphic Priesthood'
"The labels own the recordings. They will either choose to release them or license them to another entity. The watchdogs are the dollar bills inside your wallet."
Mar 20
BillyBobJoe commented on Charlie Bermant's blog post 'Neil Young's Pono-graphic Priesthood'
"So....who are going to be THE WATCHDOGS for the quality of the new Format? Are we to leave it to the labels themselves when they submit titles to PONO? As we saw decades ago, (according to the Music Industry) Compact Discs were going to be the best…"
Mar 20
Big Bend Records commented on Charlie Bermant's blog post 'Neil Young's Pono-graphic Priesthood'
"Interesting.  I love Neil - I wanted to BE Neil when I was growing up - much to my father's chagrin.  As mentioned by Rich Barrow above, it's pretty easy to get high-res music now through various online stores (HD Tracks, Blue…"
Mar 19
Paul Dionne commented on Charlie Bermant's blog post 'Neil Young's Pono-graphic Priesthood'
"There's a lot of misunderstanding here - Pono is simply a media files player like an ipod; it is not magically going to enhance mp3 files; what it does do is be able to play hi res media files in a portable format. Shitty mp3 files are still…"
Mar 19

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CSNY's History Lesson

The media churn around the archival release of Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young’s new live box set, invites backlash from the uninitiated, who could perceive this as yet another sad attempt for over-the-hill musicians and audiences to recapture their glory days by strip mining the musical past in a way that only serves to showcase the old weeds in a brand new pipe. As if that were a bad thing.

But CSNY…

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Posted on July 6, 2014 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

Simon Townshend Proves Who He Is

If not for the Who, Simon Townsend wouldn't be here, nor would we. Even so, this 53-year-old singer presented an evening's worth of original, acoustically played songs that have little to do with the Fatherband, although some of them would be at home in the large format. (If the Who provided the onramp to Townsend-the-Younger's music, the road itself is his own.)

As an ancillary member of the Who, Townsend is one of four on stage who is not Roger Daltrey or his brother Pete,…

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Posted on April 28, 2014 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Neil Young's Pono-graphic Priesthood

Neil Young’s Pono Music format is in the middle of a wildly successful  Kickstarter campaign, raising nearly $3 million and exceeding the $800,000 goal in the first two days. Accordingly, all of the really cool incentives are already gone.

It’s hard not to get excited about this format that blends vinyl's superior sound quality and the iTunes'…

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Posted on March 14, 2014 at 7:00am — 32 Comments

Stop and Smell the Vinyl

BREAKING NEWS— On April 1 ABCKO records will release Herman’s Hermits: The American Albums, an eight-CD box set that replicates all of the band’s LPS as released in the United States from 1965 to 1969, complete with original liner notes and, considering the expected audience demographics, a custom magnifying glass.

This could actually happen. While there is a resurgence in vinyl and a continuing interest in 1960s releases, replicating them on…

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Posted on February 26, 2014 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

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At 9:37pm on January 13, 2012, Maureen said…

Hi Charlie,  Thanks for your reply!  I've heard of Port Townsend's Fiddle Tunes festival.  I've always wanted to go there.  We'd be very interested in applying to go.  If you can give any tips on how to do that I'll pass them to our friend Jim Roe who is finding gigs for the band.  Thanks very much.  If you'd like to hear the band this Sunday night, ConcertWeb.com is airing their show live -- this is the first time we've done this.  Should be fun.  Best wishes -- Maureen

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